The Bad Witness by Laura Van Wormer

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



Sally Harrington is a bad witness . . .

Called to testify in the sensational "Mafia Boss Murder" trial unfolding in sunny California, journalist Sally Harrington is a key witness for the defense. Unfortunately, Sally knows more than she'd like to about the accused. After all, the East Coast mobster once tried to have her killed.

But it isn't until Sally’s life is threatened once again that things really get interesting. That's when the defense counsel accuses Sally -- his own witness -- of being more interested in the attractive police officer who's now protecting her than in being a witness.

This is Sally's world -- where Sally is making more news than she is reporting. And whether the danger and intrigue involve Hollywood stars or celebrated Mafia dons, Sally Harrington is determined to get to the truth and see that justice is done. Of course, she may just take a few hair-raising and romantic detours along the way . . .


About Laura Van Wormer

See more books from this Author
Author Laura Van Wormer was raised in Darien, Connecticut. She attended the University of Arizona for a year and then transferred to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She studied to become a television writer, anchorwoman and talk show host and in 1978, graduated with a B.S. degree. After graduation, she got a job as the secretary to the editor-in-chief of Doubleday & Company and was promoted up to the rank of editor. While on assignment to write a book based on the hit series Dynasty, Van Wormer received offers to write books for other shows. She was now able to support herself while she began work on her first novel. In 1988, "Riverside Drive" was published and was followed by "West End" (1989), "Benedict Canyon" (1992), "Any Given Moment" (1995), "Jury Duty" (1996), "Just for the Summer" (1997), "Talk" (1998) and "Expose" (1999). Van Wormer's novels are romantic suspense that have memorable characters and reflected current issues and trends. She was a member of the Author's Guild, the Mystery Writers of America and the Sisters of Crime. In Connecticut, she was President of the Friends of the Library and was on the board of the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center.
Published November 1, 2002 by Mira. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Bad Witness

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

He doesn’t think it’s fair that an aggressive attorney is insinuating a lesbian involvement between Sally and the famous actress at the heart of the case.

| Read Full Review of The Bad Witness

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Van Wormer's patented blend of romance and courtroom drama wears a little thin in her 11th novel, her fourth featuring broadcast journalist Sally Harrington (The Last Lover;

| Read Full Review of The Bad Witness

The Best Reviews

NY TV news reporter Sally Harrington is in Santa Monica to testify as a defense witness in the "Mafia Boss Murder Trial".

Oct 15 2002 | Read Full Review of The Bad Witness

Reader Rating for The Bad Witness

An aggregated and normalized score based on 14 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review